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Jan 1, 2013 12:00am EST
election of 1952 and richard nixon checkers speech. the speech was given in response to allegations that nixon misused political funds. and used his dog checkers to tout his every-man status and save this vice presidential nomination. >> good evening, everybody. before we begin, it's okay to come up closer. it's not church, synagogue or a mosque. i'm very pleased that our friends from c-span are here. so this will be broadcast at some point. sooner than later, i'm sure. and they always do a great job and want to welcome c-span again to "politicspoliticspolitics an" c-span has added to century civil discourse, and whatever book stores you come to they're generally independents, and c-span is really wonderful. i want to welcome tonight kevin mattson, and we're celebrating the publication of his book "just plain dick." how many of you were around when the checkers speech was given? and i'm sure many people in the audience tonight will also have been around in the tv audience. it is -- it brings back a lot of memories, and it's particularly appropriate that this is the night before an e
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Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
programs on line at booktv.org. >> next kevin mattson recounts the presidential election of 1952 and richard nixon's checkers speech delivered on national television on -- the speech was given in response to allegations that nixon misuse political donations. the author recounts nixon's usage of this family dog checkers to denote his every man status and save his vice presidential nomination. this program is about an hour. >> good evening everybody. before we begin if it's okay to come up closer, it's not church, synagogue or a mosque. mosque. i am very pleased that our friends from c-span are here, so this will be broadcast at some point, sooner than later i am sure. they always do a great job and i want to welcome c-span again to politics and prose. it has added to -- c-span has added to our civil discourse and whatever bookstores you come to, they are generally independent and c-span is really wonderful. i want to welcome tonight kevin mattson. we are celebrating the publication of his book, "just plain dick." how many of you were around when the checkers speech was given? and
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
the elected officials you deserve, and i know this. i'm a politician. they respond to pressure. they respond to incentives, and so we always push the attention to washington or to trenton, albany or city hall. we can exercise pressure. we have the power to pressure, demand, influence our elected officials so we have to get active if we're going to have a society to respond to the enduring problem. the rate of child poverty in the united states of america, we should be shamed that a nation this strong has child poverty, and kids in poverty don't have the access to success, good education, nutritionally fit to learn, material ready to learn, and that's the lie or that's the incompleteness we have to address. when kids stand up in certain neighborhoods and kids stand up in affluent neighborhoods, and they say those words, "liberty and justice for all," when they pledge allegiance to the flag, that should be a command, should be a compelling aspiration, and there should be a conscious conviction amongst us to make that real, but right now, we are lacking that sense of or jen ji, an
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Dec 29, 2012 10:30am EST
greek people did what no one thought they would. in the last two elections, a majority of greek people did not vote for either of those parties. try to understand what it would mean if a majority of americans voted for night of the republicans or democrats. in the last election the two major parties of greece, new democracy and the socialist party together got under 40% of the vote. and the explosive new party is a party that is a far left wing party that is against all austerity programs and wants to solve greece's problems by taking wealth away from the traditional greek ridge. this is a party that until this year didn't get more the 2% or . this is a party that until this year didn't get more the 2% or 3% of thech . this is a party that until this year didn't get more the 2% or 3% of the. this is a party that until this year didn't get more the 2% or 3% of the boat. the government agrees -- there's a lot, under greek law whatever party comes in first, take a step back, greece has proportional representation that deserves a word of comment. proportional representation is the p
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
quickly. we just had a presidential election. the winner he was president already so he's been filtered for four years, but mitt romney. was he extremely filtered? >> guest: unfiltered without a doubt. in historical is not a lot of time in politics. had he won the presidency, he would've been second second only to wilson and arguably grover cleveland in terms of the shortness of his political career before he became president. >> host: well, listen, thank you. this is a fascinating books. alexis totino, the toes he says he don't know about it. >> guest: thank you very much. the fact that was, but tv signature programs in which authors are interviewed by policymakers, legislators and others familiar with their material. "after words" errors at 10:00 p.m. on saturday, 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on monday. you can also watch "after words" online. go to booktv.org and click on the booktv series and topics list on the upper right side of the page. >> historian harlow giles unger recounts the life of the six president, john quincy adams who died in 1840. quincy adams, second president
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
think about every president elected from 1964-2008 comes from a state of the sun belt. lyndon johnson from texas, richard nixon from california, gerald ford was never elected. he was not even elected vice president. he was a michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. first george bush, texas by a connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas, and the second bush from texas. so 2008 is in some ways a watershed election. it is this 40 year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that are critical in the politics that develop, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative task to them. they tended to be oriented around history of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also it's in the sun belt, in the south and southwest that we see the rise of what we see by the 1970s is becoming to talk about as the religious right, the rise of evangelical involved in the clinical process in new and important ways. so thurmond was at the forefront of all of those issues in his own politics. na
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
. seven robbery and was elected and it has been a great ride. i consider myself a survivor in many ways. i maintained my contacts and the cia because i think there are a good source for information. we're a global economy, and the cia does everything. they've done research on virtually everything. >> we invited you want book tv to talk about the making of modern economics, the lives and ideas of right thinkers. >> cannot in 2001. it took me about five years to sit down and actually right. probably a lifetime of learning. and then the second edition came out in 2009 right after the financial crisis. we felt it needed to be updated after that event because my final chapter is dr. smith goes to washington, the triumph of free-market economics. of course there was a little premature considering what happened since 2008. we had to revise that. >> how is this book organized? >> well, initially when i tried to do was create an alternative to robert popular book of world philosophers. i wish i had that title. it's the story of the great economic thinkers starting with adam smith and milton frie
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:00am EST
most recent election with the activity taking place the civil-rights commission should have been at the center of the debate based on history, and experience in voting right suppression. it is nowhere to be seen. so what needs to happen it needs to be converted by the congress are they will get rid of it. >> what is the current makeup? >> it is bipartisan. eight members. four and four. no more than four of the same political party. but the they want to appoint somebody they have them change their party and then they appoint to them anyway. the way this structure is now because of ronald reagan, it is hard to get a majority to do anything constructive. they are not supposed to be people who are objective for mine tastes were those two are widely respected there will be aggressive or catering to their party. >>host: who is the chair? >> i have no idea. i've no idea what it is doing i assume nothing. it has been, since i left i have no idea. >>host: why did you leave in 2007? >>guest: my term would be up in january, said 2004. when bush was reelected then i saw no sense to stick around
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:45pm EST
precedent here. when newt was elected to office in 1978 in georgia, his party, like the republican today was in wilderness. jimmy carter occupied the white house and both the house and senate were safefully democrat hands. the election of president reagan in 1980, republicans took control bows the white house and the senate. in the house, where gingrich went to work each day, he was badly outnumbered. i worked as a hill staffer for a congressman who had an office steps away from newt's. can assure you for representatives like newt, the minority was off in a lonely place. the republicans hasn't held a majority there since 1956. there was not a soul alive that could imagine a republican majority again. oh. except for newt. [laughter] with no seniority, but a tireless work ethic, a vision, and a mind filled with idea, it was newt gingrich who sat in the back bench of congress and meth devised a -- once again. it was gingrich that devised the famous contract with america. the plan that gave republicans more than something to run against in the historic 1994 election. he gave them something t
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
the hair is. [inaudible] this book ends with the actual election. since then we have talked like the republicans have lost. i wrote a poem about that called the republican in soul-searching. we're searching our souls and wondering why we got beat so badly our rivals are gloating. is obvious when the campaign went wrong. we should have prevented more people from voting. [laughter] and there was one theory as romney tried to move toward the senate and that is traditional with politics they you appeal to the base and he did try to move to the center and i wrote a poem about the second debate called romney beats his wards and in the third debate it said romney beats the plowshares into feather dusters. [laughter] one of the theories was some people in the party were preaching things that most americans did not believe then. i did a poem called the female reproduction system. [laughter] a lecture by tied a can and a member of the house committee on science and technology is the guy than there was a theory that on me just was not a good candidate and did not connect very well and was somew
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 4:15pm EST
but we are long way getting there and i am -- you can see the election as a current example is something profound happened in the last election not just because obama won but the way he won. he won in a way which really changed our ideas about who is the minority and to is the victim which is something you write about a lot. this idea that women put him in power. we had this -- the largest number of female senators we have ever had in history. we had new hampshire the most politically obsessed state in the entire country run by at matriarchy. you have to think hard about what does it mean to be a minority in this country of the so-called minorities can band together and put a president in power and what we used to think of as the patriarchy and people in power vote for another person and he doesn't get elected. we need to think hard about who is in charge when the labor movement is moving and the last thing i will say is what i want to happen after "the end of men" is not for all men to go to the moon and disappear and be happy matriarchy like new hampshire. that is not what i
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
in the way of such ideas. now, there's plenty of precedent here. when newt was first elected to office in 1978 in georgia, his party, like the republican party today, was in the wilderness. the jimmy carter occupied the white house, and both the house and senate were safely in democratic hands. but with the election of president reagan in 1980, republicans took both the house and the senate. but in the house, where newt gingrich went to work each day, he was badly outnumbered. now, i worked as a hill staffer for a congressman's office who was only steps away from newt, and i can assure you for representatives like newt, the minority was often a lonely place. the republicans had not held the majority there since 1954, and it was not a soul alive who could ever imagine a republican majority again. oh, except for newt. with no seniority but a tireless work ethic, a vision and a mind filled with ideas, it was newt gingrich who sat in the back benches of congress and methodically devise a strategy over several years to make the republican party a party of ideas once again. it was new
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:30am EST
the slave south. >>host: did jefferson davis ever win an election? >>guest: he was a senator. he was nominated at the constitutional convention of montgomery alabama. i don't take he did stand for election. but the confederate constitution it was a replica. there was no one term executive that may have spent a five-year to avoid reelection. >>host: professor mccurry was there a lot of political infighting during the war in the south? >> yes there was. the confederacy so quickly was on the ropes things that were planned never materialized. with the political opposition theoretically ever betty was a democrat. you could not vote for abraham lincoln. perhaps in virginia. and during the of war some were profoundly opposed on good grounds the davises ministrations was the most centralized federal a concentrated power in the entire american history. one looked at the union government and the structure of the state's and the confederacy and said that was the lead by a fine state. the united states never had a government that big until the new deal. fin day had to build this enormous central
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 8:30am EST
iii who ran for and was elected to the congress. well, the election came before my book came out. but i was worried, and i thought it was a legitimate concern. and the senator should know about it. he said, don't worry. he said, you know, what are you going to find? he said everybody knows that my father had an affair with gloria swanson, and he said and i know my father wasn't an anti-semite. and whatever you find and whatever you write is going to be truer to the man i knew and love than what's out there. so i said, okay, i want full access to everything. i want full access to the family, to all the documents, to everything that's stored at the kennedy library in boston but has been closed to researchers, and you will see the book, you and the family and your lawyers and representatives will see the book when it's between hard covers, not before. and i won't be coming back to you for permission to cite anything. whatever i find i'm going to use in the book. he said, okay. then it took 18 months to get this all in writing. [laughter] and i was off. i was off and running. and i f
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:10am EST
have wondered about is when ronald reagan was elected, as you look at the history of the conservative movement anti communism became less of a deal and with ronald reagan the people who were anti-communist felt they had an anticommunist in charge who was commander in chief and felt comfortable letting him fight communism so they didn't need to put the same amount of emphasis into it they had and focused on other things. let's turn for a few minutes to where the movement is today after anti-communist and we have had 25 years since communism to figure out where the conservative movement goes, but there are certainly some things that are different but a great many things are the same. the tenets of conservatism are the same as they were when people started talking about them. i struggled a lot with what is it that conservative believe. it is the question we are always asked and is often difficult to come up with a coherent answer. the four things that i call the pillars of conservatism which i think all fit together and probably define it as well as anything else are the fol
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 11:00am EST
importantly it won an election. the reason people like barack obama is he is cool. he beat a war hero, a community activist and an organizer be the war hero for years ago. how did that happen? kessy was cool. it was cool to vote for him. the culture embraces fake gold is over real achievement. kids would rather play astronaut and actually be one. more interesting been famous than becoming a nation at and actually doing something. but i will say this. i am, there's a really big bright spot to president obama being reelected. it is like tearing off a band-aid. if he lost he would be bad for another four years. we would be 45 more% greater, which makes him more trustwort trustworthy. [laughter] so we are uncool. that's the way we are. that's how we are. i do believe that. i look at our message, what is our message? we like to build things, making things is cool. we like to own stuff. competition, competition is awesome. the liberal view is better, it's better to build self-esteem without competition but that doesn't work. the higher incidence of self esteem can be found in prison. i think i
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:30am EST
, it's an emergency book. i wanted it to come out before the election. it's a brief history of racial demagoguery, from the left, and to point out that it's never produced whitefield is only produced disaster, heartbreak, crime, death. it has been a disaster for america. most of all for black people, and to the point of it is to say don't fall for white guilt again, america. the last time you fell for it was in 2008, and look what that produced. so don't fall for it again but don't make the same mistake again. and also i think it's a fun book to read. most of it will be stored you have never read before. thank you and i will sign your books now. [applause] >> is this yours? >> know, that's a mine. >> thanks. thank you. are you leaving? >> i have to. spent it's your fault we didn't get to mingle. >> i know. i'm sorry. >> i got to come back to d.c. that's all i'm getting from you? >> you already got enough from me. spent i was just telling my friend how i tell all the whippersnappers, you hang on islands everywhere. you was the one and you just don't even care about that. you don't even
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am EST
francisco to start a fire company. he had 49 shoulder strikers and they nudged people at the election polls and got them to vote for the way broderick wanted to achieve things. he figured out that nobody was missing money. he figured out he could do well. he is now in san francisco on christmas eve. he is seeing the city for the first time. i will give you this little bit, and i will see how this goes. in san francisco, roderick awaken before dawn. many had trailed after san francisco. the early morning stillness had made him contemplative. it is independently wealthy. so what was he to do now? went to the window, still recovering from the onus that he had contracted which kept him from his friend, stephen said. pulling aside the curtain, he saw the rain had stopped. it was a godsend. northeast of san francisco, four fifths of san francisco lay underwater. allowing passengers to enter their second city story hotel room by window. the 50 inches of icy wind and shotgun blast of black hail that had pummeled san francisco all winter had not misspelled the dreams of its citizens. they talk
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
? >> well, i think two things about that. first of all, i personally agree with you about the 2000 election. one of the things i talk about is the 2000 convention, democratic convention, i do if you remember that bill clinton came that bill clinton came down that long white corridor with a black suit, looked like high noon, gary cooper in high noon, remember? at the time of a city with george stephanopoulos watching this. i said george, i think -- out gorgeous game on. georgette the time said no, there's too much discord about president clinton still at this point. but i tended to agree with you. i think two things. number one, i think, this was a shortcoming and i think the media including us at abc news, i think the american people were ahead of us on the monica lewinsky story from the beginning to i think they figured out right quick that, in fact, he did it. they did not approve of it. they disapproved of it hardly but he was a really good president. thank you, thank you, what's going to do even when he left office his job approval ratings were quite high. the nation was doing quite wel
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
didn't like the results of the election but just a handful of them were throwing out racial slurs and screaming. that has to be in context. there is an expression mississippi was, mississippi is. it means they have changed. they have a change in a way that a lot of northern press was not aware of and probably are not aware of now. the army had been, thank you harry truman, there may have been disaggregated to the point by the time i got in 1962 it was flattened out. there may have been racism in the barracks and a tense but it was not out in the open. alabama psc, black officers took orders from black sergeants. once we left, the comfort of the army base and opposed as we moved south, it was a different culture that we got into and of course it was a freeze frame, photograph, a snapshot of racism that we saw that first morning while we we were there. so, kudos to the military. they did a good job. my driver one time asked me, lieutenent, what are we doing? this was late november. he is still alive isn't he? the only way i can respond to that is, to a direct question but that answer to
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
. however illusory, that the next election or the other party might turn things around. in fact, there were no elections this absence. authority resided with the teen and parliament. columnist complained that their political leaders were out of touch and it was not a rhetorical florist. no taxation without representation would ultimately become the rallying cry for a war against the most formidable military power on earth. given our current sorry economic circumstances, and bellicose political rhetoric might have its appeal. we could also a member that the exhortations of our forefathers were made on behalf of the desired to forge a nation or group of colonies that even then comprised quite disparate interest. winters and farmers and merchants. slaves, indentured servants and persecuted minorities of all kinds. even after the nation was forged, tough times and were well into the succeeding century. but the citizenry was united in the common purpose to enter into succeeding. to those who forged a system of government, nothing was more important than the maintenance of the system. i will clos
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
election. they simply couldn't believe what they were saying that obama was probably going to win and that most democratic senate candidates were going to win. they were shellshocked in their own words, and if they cannot sort of accept the in critical reality, they are going to be in big trouble in the succeeding election. >> democrats became useless? >> well, they become useless and that they become the party of me too but less in that after three successive losses in the presidential elections in the 80's they kind of retool and become more friendly and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all but obama has excoriated as a kind of muslim and socialist that once, she's pretty much fulfiled george bush's third term in the national security matters. >> finally how does the middle class figure in to your thesis? >> the middle class figures and they are the ones that got shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president, the republicans mainly were running the congress when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status, the wto, the world
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:45am EST
consideration to drafting shriver as his running mate in the 1964 election. but the kennedy family, so most historians tell us, wanted robert kennedy to assume political leadership, and eventually hubert humphrey took the vice presidency. shortly after the election, johnson asked shriver to head the war on poverty, some of the impetus for prioritizing the issue of poverty came from the other america, a best-selling study of poverty by holy cross alumnus michael harrington who found poverty hidden in appalachia and if america's inner -- and in america's inner cities. shriver accepted the challenge and got to work first of all researching the scope of the problem and its possible solutions. he found 30 million americans then live anything poverty -- living in poverty, and his agenda for them was not handouts, but employment through programs like the preschool head start program, a job corps to retrain adults for an increasingly postindustrial economy and vista, volunteers in service to america, often described as a domestic peace corps. there were programs stressing community leadership, loca
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Dec 31, 2012 1:30pm EST
issues, she knows the people, and she'll be great, and i applaud senator-elect ted cruz for making that decision and for keeping most of the staff that has done this wonderful work. but let me give you a couple of examples. first of all, we got a frantic call from a friend of mine about a doctor who was trapped on top of mount everest. he was a dallas doctor, and he was trapped up there in a blizzard, and they had a -- had had a terrible loss of some of the people in their climbing group. and a friend called and said is there anything you can do? and my wonderful staff, one of whom is retired military and knew some of the things that could be done, dave davis, actually made a contact, got into the nepalese army -- air force, rather, and was able to get a helicopter up and once you get past a certain level, 13,000 feet, the oxygen, you have to have oxygen in a helicopter or obviously if you're climbing. so it was something that was a real ask of the nepalese air force. and we were able to get them to take that risk and to go up and we were able to rescue dr. beck wet weatherers and he is
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Dec 31, 2012 1:25am EST
of spring revolution but also american elections. number three for the blurring of fact and opinion. where we thought there was a clear line between journalist present take us factual information and when we hear opinions has broken down. that has been driven by a variety of things not to mention the technological revolution. >> host: professor, have lost gatekeepers of news? >> guest: that is an essential seem we live in the world that we call will tie axa reality that we mean the way information could become public information it is much more fluid you could even argue you do not need gates because the walls have come down. what is newsworthy or what goes by role is different from the period just prior. but the larger point* is we cannot compare what we h cannot compare what we have now to what preceded the 50 years of broadcast news. we have four or five media regimes that the relationship with political elites are different. to assess what is better bad not delicate just what we have lost or gained with pride tat seiche -- broadcast news but realism or partisan price or the prog
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 1:00am EST
our fault coming out of the of the data to the election. people talked about the idea there was something going on and that could be the first black president that seemed almost antithetical of everything we had imagined. one of the moments was the time obama had to talk explicitly about race. right here in philadelphia. but as the first black president can talk the least about race. he knows he cannot discuss it but part of what he tried to do was say let me say something to bring people together then i don't have to bring it up again. that was quintessential paranoia that americans are so acute, resistant, to even bring up the idea they will disqualify from the highest lot of the land. to say there are ways to address differences, racial or class but it brings a buddy together. that is a nice model. it doesn't have to be race specific to have racial equality everybody to have a piece of the pie but the irony is a dedicated to invoke race disqualifies because people are so upset and alienated of racial inequality and discrimination. it is an incredible difficult scenario to sta
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Dec 25, 2012 12:00am EST
the election behind us and the fiscal cliff right in front of us, i think it's nice just to have an evening when we can focus on what is important, like whether molly ringwald is really here tonight. is she? i trust you all read "the new york times" piece this past week on how tonight is part of a close, visible makeover for the national book awards them article goes on to say the goal is to add more sex appeal to an industry that is not exactly known for it. and there will be signs everywhere of the aspirations to turn this once dowdy event into a glamorous party. from where i stand, looking out at your sexy, sexy faces,-you are post-dowdy. thank you. that's the drinking table. it's fun to tell jokes outside of new york that you're involved with the nba because people start can go you questions about what lebron and kobe are really like. it's really an understandable confusion because writers and professional ballers are incredibly similar. they're both wildly overpaid people, in peak physical condition. but the real similarity is this. both writers and basketball players really wa
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Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
states senator john kerry for 11 years and ultimately was recruited to run for office, was elected in 2009. i am 38. this is where you say i look much younger than that. [laughter] i love coming to this space, good lighting. [laughter] but i think, again, i can speak to this personally because now that i am an elected official, the only woman serving on that body and the first woman of color in that body in its history -- mass. [applause] now, why does that matter, why is that relevant? i appreciate the applause, it has nothing to do with a personal achievement. i think it's a shared victory for all of us. it means that the solutions we're developing in government are more comprehensive and fully informed because of that perspective. so i've thought a great deal about this issue of attraction and retex, but more than that, how do we keep native bostonians? because we were losing young people who had been, who were raised here who were going someplace else. they do come back, though, i have to say that. they sort of go on this pill grammage to see what is out there, but they do come ba
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Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
widmer did an extraordinary job. in election season, i find it fascinating to listen to my father talk about what kind of person succeeds in politics. he believed the time for changing, and he was right for the time. it is interesting to apply his standards to the current campaign. he talks about the odds of people with money succeeding in politics and about whether objects come to play. find his standards to today, i know where i come down. i encourage you to make up your own mind. as his child, i cherish the parts were my brother and i appear on the tape. i remember walking into the office before school in the morning and visiting him in the afternoon so that we could play under his desk. it was the highlight of the day for john and me. and the delight in my father's voice shows that he felt the same way. i felt fortunate to be able to listen in on his meetings and to be able to hear his mind at work. his tone of voice, his chuckle and frustration, and most of hall, his sense of purpose. what comes through is that politics is a way of his solving problems and nothing is more rewardin
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm EST
the election came before my book came out. but i was worried and i thought it was a legitimate concern in the senate should know about it. he said don't worry. he said you know, everybody knows that my father had an affair. and he said i know my father wasn't anti-semite. whatever you find whatever you rate is going to be sure for the man i knew and loved them without their. so i said okay. i want full access to everything. i want full access to the family, two of the documents, to everything stored it became belaboring boston but spend close to researchers. and you will see the book come to you in the family and your lawyers and representatives will see the book when it is between hard covers, not before. i won't be coming back to you for permission to cite anything. whatever i find them going to use in the book. he said okay. then it took 18 months to get the solid writing and i was off and running. and i found some more remarkable story that i even imagined i would find. i found the story of a man who spent his life moving back and forth have been an outsider to insider to a
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Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
, you know, you get the elected officials you deserve. and they -- and i know this, i'm a politician. they respond to pressure. and they respond to incentives. and unless, so we always push the attention to washington or to trenton, albany or city hall, but we can organize. we have the power to exercise pressure, demands, influence on our elected officials. and so we have to get much more active if we're going to have a society that's going to respond to this enduring problem. the rate of child poverty in the united states of america we should be shamed that a nation this strong has child poverty and that kids in poverty don't have the access to success, good education, few traditionally-fit to learn -- nutritionally-fit to learn, materially ready to learn. and that's the lie, or that's the incompleteness that we have to address. that when kids stand up in certain neighborhoods and kids stand up in more affluent neighborhoods and they say those words, liberty and justice for all, when they pledge allegiance to our flag, that that phrase, "liberty and justice for all," should be a com
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Dec 30, 2012 9:45am EST
the year. and so they not only falsified the elections that followed, preceded independence. they falsified even consensus. now, if you check the annals of home office, so-called home office, which is where the colonies are ministered, look for the book of harold smith was one of the civil service in nigeria at the time. he was in the white house and he got into trouble because he not will -- he did not want to carry out those orders. but falsification of the first elections. .. which is staged -- that is southern southerners from the eastern part. through three peso, a countercoup and then that eventually to the secession of the eastern part because they were the largest terms. there were singled out for having initiative and for the guilty of killing some of the northern leaders. there's no disputing that fact. and so is restored to the countercoup at the north we suffered in nigeria at a home many decades of military rule. from the very kindly as we see nigeria to to the service of a theatre world. the next resident in nigeria was a military man he been president of the south.
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Dec 24, 2012 11:15am EST
by informing them that his poetry had been dedicated to the president-elect, mr. john finley [laughter] frost had inadvertently stated the name of a scholar from harvard. findlay new frost and may have been a friend of frost. but he was no jack kennedy. [laughter] here's a picture of washington's inauguration the first one in 79 that place in the capitol at the time. the next inaugurations took place in philadelphia and the first one in washington was in 1801. now there is a mess, a legend of the george washington so help me god at the end of the los. but there is no proof that he said that. out of the four words at the time it's come to be a tradition at least from 1933 to the present those words have been added at the end of the los. this is 1929 coming in on the left is the chief justice william howard taft and he is administering the oath of office to the new president herbert hoover. he's the only person ever to be both president and chief justice and you're supposed to say preserve, protect and defend the constitution that he said cruisers, maintain and defend and this
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Dec 25, 2012 1:45pm EST
why that many people are living like that. elections and we have a new government. a lot of it is promised has not come through. but people have individual efforts and how, in some ways -- they have picked themselves up last week that they can. but it is a question that we have to keep asking and something that we have to model allows people to get that for example, hurricane sandy 80 people are not happy with what he something like that that inner-city when you are living in a tent. there is something like 74,000 acres of land we are still going dealing with a very urgent and difficult situation in haiti. >> host: where did your book, "so spoke the earth" come from? >> guest: it came from women writers of haitian descent. it is the navigation of patients to tell their stories and these groups of women, the edited this anthology. it is "so spoke the earth: the haiti i knew, the haiti i know, the haiti i want to know." different women talk about this. it is a trilingual anthology in english, french, and creole. it's generational. we talk about the people who were surviving it. we t
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
-- we're doing much better. we had an election, it was pretty clear, people want to see us reach a balance here. so as i stand here, i know that there are negotiations going on in the rooms surrounding us. and i wish for the best. i hope for the best and i ask for the best. and there is a word called "compromise." and it doesn't mean you compromise your principles but it means you can compromise because that's what the american people want us to do. yes, they do. and i want to give you an example. if you were out hiking and you saw -- and, mr. president, your state, there are a lot of hikers and you saw someone stuck on a cliff, trapped, swinging from a reason, and you knew the only way to save the person was to cut the reason, but you're standing with someone else and you say cut the reason at the top, and he says, well, cut the reason at the bottom, and you stand there arguing. meanwhile, the man is struggling on this cliff. let me down. wouldn't the smart thing to do, wouldn't it be smart to cut the reason in the middle? and save the guy. you can argue later should i have cut th
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Jan 1, 2013 9:05am EST
outcome of the iraqi political debate. all we care about is having free and fair elections. to my mind, that is a mistake and it's proven to be a mistake in practice, because it's allowed a essentially the elements to seize power in iraq. but it's a mistake that wasn't made by our forebears in the days of the cold war. in the early days of the cold war the truman administration and eisenhower administration didn't take the attitude we don't care of communists come to power in france or italy or japan as long as the host the elections that's all they care about. that was in their attitude and they were willing to do things such as pouring american funds into the political campaigns which on some level may be seen as prejudicial to the interest of free and fair elections which they understood correctly to actually be in the long run interest of preserving democracy in those countries. as agreeing to rethink through some of the -- some of the self-imposed checks we've put on our behavior today where we are terrified of having the cia, for example, be involved in covert funding of the elem
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
the last election. they simply could not believe the public polls, what they were saying that obama was probably going to win and most democratic senate candidates were going to win. they were shellshocked in their own words. and if they could not accept empirical reality they are going to be in big trouble in the succeedinsucceedin g elections. see the democrats became useless? >> well they become useless and they have become kind of the party of me to but less in that after three successive losses in presidential elections in the 80's, they kind of retooled and became more corporate friendly. many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all that obama has excoriated as the kind of canyon usurper who is a muslim and
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
start this nonprofit to help more people like them become elected officials. over the last decade, as we watch politicians argue over who's who is responsible for causing our nations problems, our soldiers sailors airmen and marines daily have done what america is a vast of them even when it meant enormous personal sacrifice. for example my classmate gary ross kept himself in the closet and tell until "don't ask don't tell" was lifted just when he continued putting himself in harm's way and serving our country. we just heard about my classmate, matt freeman. i learned about matt's death on facebook which is obviously not the ideal ways to learn that one of your friends has been killed but it did allow me to go right to stage and see what people were saying about him at the time which was incredibly, incredibly cathartic. i remember looking at what he'd written before he was killed in the ops -- obviously put a post up that someone interpreted as disagreeing with president obama's policies and the start of one of these arguments you see on facebook all the time enselman says you said t
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Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
may be other parties as well. but two major parties. one of them gets elected. they put together a coalition. they have the discipline. they have the program. they don't have to sit down with people they don't see eye to eye with. they just have to get together and pass the program. if the people don't like it, there's a vote of confidence and out they go, and in comes the opposition. they have a chance. that is not the american system. our system is much more difficult in so many ways. so many of us are so passionate on so many issues and believe so strongly, and yet we know we have to compromise, as senator enzi has said. when i sat down with senator inhofe on the transportation bill -- and i will be doing it now with senator vitter on the wrda, the water resources bill -- you know, i laid out the five things i cared most about, he laid out the five things he cared most about, and to be honest, there were only a couple of things that matched. so we started with those things and then we met each other in the middle with the rest. and then the senate had a chance to work its will.
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
the election year. >> a backlog is 50 years old because we did not acknowledge during vietnam's flosses not on the exponential but incredible. what we should have learned from the veterans of vietnam or what they told us that this will be bad. talking to veterans from that war because i had access to them. to on that particular subject, they would say how are you? how is the of war with you? is what they're asking me. how is the war with you? if i said i am fine. they said great. give it 20 years. what do you mean? it doesn't go anywhere. childhood does not leave us we cover it up but we carry it to all and that trail that is us. it is history. it is all there but when it chooses to reveal itself or find a way back is the great unknown and it is the concern every veteran has. "the daily beast" by talk about that. these things wait. sometimes you need a larger context. people are tough and we have a wonderful ability to read press as one of our greatest gifts. we're built to be afraid. you can turn that off and say thanks for the message that you can also repress certain things t
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Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
country starving for heroes. this election shows it more than you've ever seen, and for me this is a way to remind people there are great heroes around us every day. >> host: brad, what do you do with he history channel? >> guest: we do a show called -- the official title is brad meltzer's decoded. i said to my wife, what are we having for brad meltzer's dip center and tonight i'd like to have brad meltzer's pasta, and she said you can sleep on brad meltzer's couch. we tackle the greatest mysteries of history, we tackle whenever john will,. booth -- history books say he what shot and killed. but then we have this woman who -- she found me through my drill thrillers, and john wilkes booth's family came on the show and said, when i was a little girl -- she was 90 -- she said we have a family secret. the secret is we're relate to john wilkes booth, and the secret is that no one can know he never died. he actually lid and he had a new identity, and here's the proof. and it wasn't a woman who was trying to sell a book or sell movie rights. just want the story told before she died. and w
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Dec 24, 2012 8:30pm EST
, there was endless talk of the need for a military tater to replace the seemingly bleak lists elected civilian that lived in the white house. mcclellan himself toyed with the idea of. quote, i almost think if i were to win a small success now i could become teeter. he wrote to his wife. and he andy gloried in his newspaper nickname, the young napoleon. he then posed for official photographs with his hands tucked into his tunic. added cabinet meeting on new year's eve, the joint congressional committee on the conduct of the war spent more than 90 minutes asking hard questions about the situation and lincoln's answers left everyone shocked and unnerved. afterwards, attorney general edward bates setup into the night filling page after page of his diary. quote, the secretary of war and the president are kept in ignorance of the actual condition of the army and its intended movements bates confided. the blame he concluded lay with abraham lincoln. an excellent man wrote bates and in the main wise but he lacks will and purpose and i greatly fear he has not the power to command. over the nex
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Dec 25, 2012 4:15pm EST
time between election day nov. inauguration day is 11 weeks, that is too short a time for a president to get ready to assume office. lyndon johnson had two hours and six minutes in which he was sworn in on the plane, air force one, let's get airborne and landed in washington. he had to get off of the plane, ready to be president of the united states. to see him step in with no preparation at all, when president kennedy's legislative program, civil rights and every one of his other major bills as well was stalled by the southern committee chairman who controlled congress as they had been controlling it for a quarter of the century, to see him get the program up and running, ramming it through to what lyndon johnson do that in the first weeks after kennedy's assassination is a lesson in what a president can do if he now knows all of the levers to pull, but has the will, lyndon johnson's case, almost vicious drive to do it to win, to say over and over again as i am always saying to myself when i am doing the research, look what he is doing here. i don't say i succeeded but i tr
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Dec 30, 2012 5:15pm EST
the mayor. in 1862 because of his long experience fighting fire, he was elected as a delegate under william c. cox to the liberty hose number 2, a volunteer fire company he'd helped organize a year earlier. february 1863 he he replaced john d. rice as foreman. sawyer knew every biway in san francisco, every streep hill and twisting -- steep hill and twisting road. ed hall, once a strong adherent, had lived with his family on the top floor of the montgomery block since the building was erected over a decade earlier. before that he had the baths across the way. he was living here when james king of william, the self-righteous, muckraking editor of the daily evening bulletin, was gunned down out front. the shooter was james p. casey, a former volunteer fireman with a criminal past in the tombs of new york. king, brought inside to die, was laid out on stall's counter. in life king's huge head -- heavy from so much brain -- lolled to one side as he walked. as he lay dying, his head lolled over the edge of the beer-stained table. when king died in buffett's store, room 297 of the montgome
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Dec 31, 2012 8:30pm EST
by james polk in the election of 1844, a defeat he never expected or couldn't believe, and one that was caused by the fact that he opposed the annexation of texas, which was hugely possible pew lar. now only suffered through the defeat, but the name sake and favorite son, henry clay, jr. volunteered to lead troops to mexico. henry clay jr. is a leerpd of kentucky troops, goes to mexico, and killed at the battle of b urges -- bunena vista. he has to face the death of his son in a war he didn't believe in, and after his son's death, he religious, gets baptized, and decides to make a speech opposing the war he hopes brings the war to a close, and clay's speech, which is hugely important because reporters traveled over a hundred miles to hear it, and the newly invented telegraph meant within a couple days of the speech being uttered by him, it was reported around the country. clay's speech really touched on all of the grounds for opposing the war mentioned. he talks about how immoral the war is saying the u.s. lost its sterling reputation abroad. he talks about american soldiers being d
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Dec 26, 2012 12:45am EST
only be governed through the totalitarian means and once that collapses though we have an elected government in tripoli it cannot project power beyond a greater aaa lisieux you have a problem with governor allin capacity and lydia that cannot deal with the crisis in egypt it's different. in egypt you have a country that has been an age-old cluster of civilization for thousands of years, a cohesive community beyond the normal where the government has far fewer the bureaucratic and institutional power even under the strenuous regime the government in libya has and they have an army, it has police forces, but its problem is political. can an islamic government take action against the islamic demonstrators? >> to take the other big issue that we are thinking about this week, iran is a big theme in your book. you talk in one chapter about that if it. the prime minister of israel sees iran very much in the munich and obligee's. having a nuclear weapons capability that could threaten the assistance and so it trolls conclusions from that. you have a broad historical and geographical analy
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Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
political nature as the election season shows they could get the news out in a wider way with an e-book and if they had to wait several months or a year for e-book. >> michael grunwald's book "the new new deal" which is about the economic stimulus, i found it very interesting and not the kind of stuff we were reading, seeing people discuss on tv, he writes for time magazine and is sort of a non-partisan and an appreciation of what the stimulus not only did for the economy but what it means for the environment, sort of a story that got lost in all the politics in washington. >> we have to have you comment as an employee of usa today on u.s. aid tomorrow. >> and the day after. the newspaper in september was 30 years old so a bunch of reporters were sent out to talk to people who could predict what the world would be like 30 years from now which would be what are we talking about? 20, 40, 2042. >> we talked about what it means for their industry and we put out a little tab and now that tab, broadsheet is now an e-book which i think you can buy for the grand total of $1.99. it hasn't really tak
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Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
anybody here has and it's enough already to but i don't think it's the most important election i think is the most important since 1860. i really do. [applause] hispanico kpp we will get together questions. >> why aren't there more conservative playwrights and is their anything that can be done about that or is that essentials -- is that just inherent to the condition of the nature of playwriting? you can't read playwrights. you really can't. i knew joe who was a wonderful guy and he kept shaking down the street and the government and the rich people, anybody that would listen in to the helm of eskimos. he did it with an all female cast. he would do anything. he didn't care. but that's not the place for politics. and unfortunately, the contemporary theater comes out of the university system. i did was very fortunate when william petersen and dennis and all these guys were all kids in chicago, 22-years-old we had a theater company. we didn't know any better. but the kids nowadays, i think that they are doing it on the internet and they study the theater and they are awarded for doing th
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Dec 24, 2012 1:00pm EST
anybody in this presidential election notions that this is a bush program. i mean, i have a chapter about left, right come forward and i am not concerned that this. start with one out of fenestration and continue to the other. so you know, that's not what it's about either. but what would happen if we let it go? there would have been of this manufacturing, all these contracts out the door. couldn't they have bought in the three factories and scale the self by a factor of ten? out of those resources what would have happened if we had had the courage to do that? again, i am thinking that that would have been a big risk. but it would have been exciting. it might have been a great thing for the american auto workers. >> we are talking with philip auerswald, professor here at george mason university to the id this is his most recent book the coming prosperity how entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy. you also serve as an adviser to the clinton global initiative. what do you advise on? >> welcome to for asking me that question. i was just a global initiative in the last three days,
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
political nature as the election season showed. they could get the news out in a wider way with an e-book benefit would have had to wait several months or a year or a book. >> guest: i thought michael gruenwald's will come of the new new deal, which was about the economic stimulus should have got more attention than it did. i found it very interesting and it was not the kind of stuff you are reading in the daily papers are magazines and being discussed on tv. grunwald writes for times magazine as him nonpartisan and he has an appreciation of what it did for the economy but it means to them are men and all of that and it's sort of a story that got lost in all the politics. >> host: bob mintz and shiner -- minzesheimer we have to have a comment on usa tomorrow. >> guest: i should think sarah for her plug. newspaper in september we were 30 years old so the whole bunch of reporters were sent out to talk to people who could predict with the world would be like in 30 years from now. what are you talking about, 2042? 2042. serrazin little better at math than i am. anyway they made their pre
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